Creep of the Week: James Hartline

By | 2018-01-16T10:45:42+00:00 November 20th, 2008|Opinions|

Smokey The Bear said it best: "Only YOU can prevent forest fires." Apparently, you can also start them, just by being gay. And no, not because you look smokin' hot in your 2Xist boxer briefs. [...]

The long-term strategy

By | 2008-11-20T09:00:00+00:00 November 20th, 2008|Opinions|

by John Corvino The Gay Moralist Proposition 8 passed, revoking marriage rights for gays and lesbians in California and setting back the gay-rights movement throughout the country. So did similar bans in Florida and Arizona, [...]

A lemon merin(gay) moment

By | 2008-11-20T09:00:00+00:00 November 20th, 2008|Opinions|

Parting Glances It was totally unexpected. Shocking. Downright naughty, even. Yet so deliciously thrilling to the hundreds of angry gays who just happened to be watching a late Des Moines TV newscast 31 years ago. [...]

No-on-8’s white bias

By | 2008-11-20T09:00:00+00:00 November 20th, 2008|Opinions|

By Jasmyne A. Cannick Iam a perfect example of why the fight against Proposition 8, which amends the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage, failed to win black support. I am black. I am a [...]

Winds of Change

By | 2008-11-20T09:00:00+00:00 November 20th, 2008|Opinions|

by Wayne Besen Anything But Straight Few people at the three Proposition 8 protest rallies I attended - two in New York and one in Chicago - were familiar. The ones I recognized were the [...]

S/He said

By | 2008-11-20T09:00:00+00:00 November 20th, 2008|Opinions|

Compiled by Howard Israel "...there remains only one Republican idea for reaching out to minority voters: Richard Land, of the Southern Baptist Convention, recommends pandering to socially conservative blacks and Hispanics with yet more hyperventilation [...]

Book Marks

By | 2008-11-20T09:00:00+00:00 November 20th, 2008|Entertainment|

By Richard Labonte "The Boomerang Kid," by Jay Quinn. Alyson Books, 292 pages, $24.95 hardcover. Kai Ostryder has his good days and his bad days. When he's on the pills that hold his bipolar demons [...]

The ‘Milk’ Man

By | 2008-11-20T09:00:00+00:00 November 20th, 2008|Entertainment|

Jerks make Denis O'Hare tick - but not like they do most people. He gravitates toward them, and vice versa, which is the Michigan native's reason for spending the latter portion of his cameo career [...]

Now Playing

By | 2008-11-20T09:00:00+00:00 November 20th, 2008|Entertainment|

NEW THIS WEEK Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa When onetime Central Park Zoo residents - lion Alex (voiced by Ben Stiller), zebra Marty (Chris Rock), hippo Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith), and giraffe Melman (David Schwimmer) - [...]

Getting naked with David Leddick

By | 2018-01-16T13:18:41+00:00 November 20th, 2008|Entertainment|

Nude photographer David Leddick's October-released book, "The Nude Male: 21st Century Visions," examines society's ever-changing attitude toward the naked male form. Here, in an e-mail interview with him, Leddick examines the advancement of the art [...]

Special holiday side dish

By | 2008-11-20T09:00:00+00:00 November 20th, 2008|Entertainment|

Hiller's Market chefs recommend this delicious additional to anyone's holiday dinner table. Be sure to use only the highest quality ingredients! Sweet Potato And Roasted Mushroom Stuffing This dish features large cubes of French bread [...]

Use your imagination, Leo!

By | 2008-11-20T09:00:00+00:00 November 20th, 2008|Uncategorized|

By Jack Fertig Horoscopes The Sun in Scorpio turns everyone's erotic self-awareness up a notch. Its current aspect to Scorpio's ruler, Pluto, now in Sagittarius, adds another notch, and a taste for adventure. But it [...]

We Always Get Our Mantra

By | 2008-11-20T09:00:00+00:00 November 20th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Q Puzzle Across 1 Shore of Palm Springs 6 Cross-dressing 10 Was active in B&D 14 "My Own Private ___ " 15 Baldwin staffer 16 Victim of Jacob's tricks 17 Blues singer into the arts? [...]

Letter: Remember

By | 2008-11-20T09:00:00+00:00 November 20th, 2008|Opinions|

Nice Creep of the Week article on Maggie Gallagher (Nov. 13). Being someone that identifies as trans and does a lot of trans and intersex education I run into a lot of "Biology is destiny" [...]

ACLU of Michigan to hold annual dinner

By | 2008-11-20T09:00:00+00:00 November 20th, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carreras On Saturday, Nov. 22, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan will host their annual dinner at the Hyatt Regency of Dearborn. During the event, ACLU staff will speak about the election [...]

Belarus capital bans gay protest

By | 2018-01-15T17:28:24+00:00 November 20th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner City officials in Minsk, Belarus, banned a planned gay demonstration at the Russian Embassy, Gay.ru reported Oct. 27. The group BelQueer hoped to protest the "growing number of cases of violation of [...]

Capleton concert canceled in Basel

By | 2018-01-16T05:34:20+00:00 November 20th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner A concert by Jamaican reggae singer Capleton was canceled by organizers in Basel, Switzerland, on Nov. 6. The groups Homosexuelle Arbeitsgruppen Basel and Stop Murder Music Bern had opposed the concert "because [...]

Hungarian Parliament passes new hate-crime laws

By | 2018-01-16T17:07:52+00:00 November 20th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Hungary's Parliament passed legislation in early November extending hate-crime laws to cover members "of a social group" and making it possible to initiate civil proceedings against someone who engages in degrading or [...]

Resistance in UK to gay adoption

By | 2018-01-16T07:12:54+00:00 November 20th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner A recent ICM Research survey conducted for the United Kingdom's National Adoption Week revealed a high degree of resistance to adoption by gay couples. The poll of 1,007 people found that 40 [...]

K’zoo steps closer to ordinance protecting LGBT

By | 2018-01-15T16:12:26+00:00 November 20th, 2008|News|

KALAMAZOO - The city commission of Kalamazoo took a giant step towards passing a civil rights ordinance that protects LGBT people from discrimination in housing employment and public accommodations. On Monday evening, the commission voted [...]

Sylvia Guerrero: A mission from beyond

By | 2018-01-16T04:13:18+00:00 November 20th, 2008|News|

LANSING - Sylvia Guerrero clutches her styrofoam coffee cup and stares out with blue grey eyes and a steely determination forged during the emotional wreckage that happened six years ago. Guerrero was in Lansing at [...]

Delaying HIV treatment can be deadly

By | 2018-01-16T02:17:41+00:00 November 20th, 2008|News|

By Bob Roehr Delaying the start of HIV therapy increases the risk of death by 70 percent, according to an analysis of data from all 22 HIV cohort studies in the United States and Canada. [...]

Legislators want Prop 8 overturned

By | 2008-11-20T09:00:00+00:00 November 20th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Forty-four California legislators filed a brief with the state Supreme Court on Nov. 10 urging that Proposition 8, the constitutional amendment that voters passed to re-ban same-sex marriage, be overturned. Signers included [...]

Same-sex marriages begin in Connecticut

By | 2008-11-20T09:00:00+00:00 November 20th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner Same-sex couples began marrying in Connecticut on Nov. 12 after final judgment was entered in a case decided by the state Supreme Court on Oct. 10. In a 4-3 ruling, the court [...]

Gallo calls for national HIV plan

By | 2008-11-20T09:00:00+00:00 November 20th, 2008|News|

by Bob Roehr "We must actively address the growing HIV/AIDS pandemic in the United States," said Robert C. Gallo, the co-discoverer of the HIV virus, in a column in the Nov. 16 edition of the [...]

Sammon to Leave Log Cabin

By | 2018-01-15T16:08:16+00:00 November 20th, 2008|News|

by Bob Roehr Patrick Sammon will be leaving Log Cabin Republican at the end of January after five years with the organization, the last half as its executive director. Earlier in the year he had [...]

Schwarzenegger: State Supremes may undo Prop 8

By | 2018-01-15T18:36:49+00:00 November 20th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger told CNN on Nov. 9 that the state Supreme Court may well "undo" Proposition 8, the voter initiative that re-banned same-sex marriage Nov. 4 by amending the state [...]

Thousands march against Prop 8 in NYC

By | 2018-01-16T05:47:54+00:00 November 20th, 2008|News|

by Rex Wockner An estimated 7,500 to 15,000 people marched through Manhattan Nov. 12 protesting California's Proposition 8, the voter-passed initiative that amended the state constitution Nov. 4 to end same-sex marriage, which had been [...]

Kind. Approachable. Tough. Enlightened.

By | 2018-01-16T14:34:37+00:00 November 20th, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carreras She almost died of malaria. She posed as a nude model for an art class. She makes a mean plate of tapas. And yes, she has reenacted the infamous "pottery" scene from [...]

MSU protest brings 150 out against Prop. 8

By | 2018-01-15T17:57:18+00:00 November 20th, 2008|News|

EAST LANSING - With a light wind and temperatures hoovering just above freezing, 150 people gathered at Michigan State University to join in an international protest of the passage of California's Proposition 8. "This event [...]

A nation of protesters

By | 2008-11-20T09:00:00+00:00 November 20th, 2008|News|

by Jessica Carreras On Saturday, over 1,500 LGBT and allied Michiganders braved the harsh winter weather to be part of a nationwide protest for gay rights that spanned every state and brought people in all [...]

Prop. 8 protests: Stonewall 2.0?

By | 2018-01-15T23:49:15+00:00 November 20th, 2008|Uncategorized|

In the 1960s, the U.S. was raging with emotions concerning social justice. Women's rights, civil rights and anti-war sentiments dominated the thoughts and actions of many young, hip activists. Then came gay rights and the [...]

MAPP and MAF to merge

By | 2018-01-23T07:31:19+00:00 November 20th, 2008|Uncategorized|

by Jessica Carreras In a small gathering of friends and community members at Dino's restaurant in Ferndale, Midwest AIDS Prevention Project's CEO Craig Covey and Michigan AIDS Fund's CEO Dave Coulter announced a historic merger [...]